News Archive

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Withdrawal of Houblon L50 Note

The Bank of England has announced that the old style L50 note, featuring Sir John Houblon on the reverse, will be withdrawn from circulation on 30 April 2014.  Further information can be found on the attached poster, or via their website www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/Pages/fiftywithdrawal . The main points to note are: On 30 April 2014, the Bank […]

Business Improvement District bid to improve late-night safety in Reading

Late night venues will pay an extra levy to help reduce crime and disorder and improve safety in the town centre, if a new Business Improvement District (BID) is given the go-ahead. The cash would pay for a mobile first aid centre, taxi marshals, street pastors and schemes to ensure pubs and clubs are run […]

Man jailed for pub robbery and burglary
at home of elderly woman and daughter

Man jailed for pub robbery and burglary at home of elderly woman and daughter Aaron Nuttall (born 20/12/1980) of Cherry Avenue, Oldham was sentenced to a total of nine years in prison at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on Tuesday 7 January 2014. He had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to robbery and aggravated […]

Affected by Flooding?

If you own, manage or work in a pub, club, brewery or off-licence that has been affected by the recent floods, Licensed Trade Support & Care may be able to help. They have provided support for over 200 years to those in the trade who need a helping hand when times are tough.  Relevant support […]

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill 2013-14

Supporters of National Pubwatch (NPW) will know that in 2009 we ran a very high profile campaign about the issue of workers in the pub and hospitality trade being assaulted whilst carrying out their duties; particularly when maintaining order in their premises or preventing sales to drunken persons or under-age customers. We have a very […]

Corby Pubwatch – Knock Back Cards

Refusal can often offend – so Corby Pubwatch members are softening the blow and attempting to defuse conflict situations by issuing ‘Knock Back’ cards to customers who are being refused entry or service in their premises. Chair of Corby Pubwatch Mick Willey informed NPW that the idea for the cards was formulated some 9 months […]

Safer Travel at Night – Transport for London

Safer Travel at Night – an introduction What is it? Transport for London run a Safer Travel at Night programme to raise awareness of the dangers of using un-booked minicabs in London. Why is this issue important? Every week, at least one woman reports a sexual assault in an un-booked minicab in London. If a […]

National Pubwatch Regional Representative – Matt Ronan

In previous months we have brought you news about the work of several of our volunteer regional Representatives who provide an important link between NPW and local schemes. This month we would like to tell you about Matt Ronan who is our Regional Representative for Scotland.   Matt joined the Scottish Business Resilience Centre in […]

Where’s your phone?

City of London Police issue a timely reminder that thieves do not take a break during the Christmas festivities. The attached leaflet raises awareness of the risk of having your mobile stolen as they are dealing with many reports of phone theft. Many of the thefts are taking place during the day in shops and […]